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The 4th of July is a great time to get together with friends and family for some great food and beverages. Several mixed cocktails feature red, white, and blue ingredients, perfect for a festive and fun 4th of July party or celebration. Make these 4th of July themed cocktail recipes for your Independence Day celebration. Red, White, and Blue Shot Recipe Ingredients • 1/2 Ounce of Blue Curacao • 1/2 Ounce of Grenadine • 1/2 Ounce of Peach Vodka Instructions 1. Take out a 1.5-ounce shot glass and set it on a flat kitchen surface. 2. Pour the grenadine layer…

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Did you know you can use your trusty waffle maker for many other things besides waffles? See what crafty creations you can make with an ordinary waffle iron machine. Cinnamon Roll Waffles Who doesn’t love a cinnamon bun? With its soft, doughy bread, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, loaded with butter, it is always a delight to eat. Top it with cream cheese or sugar glaze to amplify the taste. Ingredients • A prepackaged slice and ready to bake cinnamon roll dough • Powdered sugar • Water or milk • Cream cheese Instructions 1. Follow the divisions in the cinnamon roll…

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You will be amazed at the awesome recipes, drinks, and treats you can make with Rosė. Head to your nearest grocery store, package store, or wine shop, and get a couple bottles of Rosė wine and get started some of these fun courses. Recipes Hors D’Oeuvres: Rosé Jelly with Buttery Crackers Ingredients • Use one bottle of Rosé • A package of plain gelatin • 1 cup of sugar • Crushed jalapeňo peppers with seeds Directions 1) Mix the Rosé and the sugar in a large pot at medium-high heat. 2) Whisk everything until it is thoroughly dissolved. 3) Add…

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Grilling is central to the full experience and enjoyment of summer. Cookout sessions and backyard get-togethers provide opportunities to connect with friends and family. Check out these ten great grill station ideas for your summer entertaining ventures. Light Up Your Grill Station Lighting is a key factor in setting the mood for any situation, and backyard cookouts are no exception. Not only do you need to have a crystal-clear view of those wonderful foods that you’re grilling, but you’ll want to create a festive atmosphere for your guests as well.  Put colored LED bulbs into your porch light fixtures before…

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Going on a long journey can be tiring, and the limited number of food available either on a ship, an airplane, or a train would make us miss our kitchen and the food that we prepare. Going on a road trip, on the other hand, can be easily managed because we can stop wherever we wanted and buy the food that we want. If we are going on a long journey aboard a ship, airplane, or train, we should prepare for the meals that we will have to take in especially if we do not want to eat the meals…

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Nothing says summer like a cold, refreshing glass of iced tea. If you’re looking to up your iced tea game in time for the next cookout or pool party, check out these seven refreshing drinks featuring tea and fresh summer fruits. All of these recipes make four 16-ounce servings and are easy to double, triple or quadruple if you’re serving a crowd. Cherry Limeade Arnold Palmer Put a new twist on the classic Arnold Palmer by trading the lemons for limes and adding a cherry on top. Lemon-lime soda provides a touch of fizz. For a reduced-sugar version, use diet…

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Road trips may sound like a good idea, but being in the closed confines of a moving vehicle for hours on end can be a pretty challenging thing, especially when smaller kids are involved. With short attention spans, boundless energy, smaller bladder capacity, and the keen ability to piss each other off when they’re bored just for sport, any parent must come prepared to keep them occupied and their mind diverted. There’s no better way to do that than with food and games. Snack Packs There are many junk food varieties available in supermarkets. But why bother paying such a…

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Giving up meat doesn’t mean living without burgers. There are lots of alternative burgers you can make at home with plant-based foods. Different kinds of beans, soy products, and vegetables can all be flavored and cooked into delicious burgers. Stick them on your favorite kind of bun with classic condiments and you will get that classic burger experience. Black Bean Burgers Perhaps one of the most common types of veggie burgers are made out black beans. Some people throw other vegetables in, too. Instructions 1) Drain the water from a can of black beans. (Some people also recommend patting the…

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Spring is the time of year that abounds with beautiful colors. Spring rains provide not only a lush landscape but magical rainbows across the sky. What a wonderful way to celebrate with colorful dishes to match the season. Nature provides us with fruits and vegetables imbued with a palette of hues that not only look delicious but give us a hint of the vitamins and minerals they carry within. Knowing that we have the option to design dishes that are beautiful to look at as well as healthy to eat should tease our creative side to show off what fun…

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On May 22 it is National Craft Distillery Day. Craft spirits are different than other well known alcohols. They usually are only made in small batches. What this means is that there is only a limited amount of these types of spirits. Because of this, some craft spirits are hard to find. However, this is part of the fun for those that enjoy this type of alcohol. For those that want to celebrate National Craft Distillery Day, there are all sorts of ways to get in on the fun. Here are four different ways to celebrate this unique holiday. Visit…

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